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Lee C. Bollinger, President (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
Lee C. Bollinger
President
Lee C. Bollinger became Columbia University's nineteenth president in 2002 and is the longest serving Ivy League president. Under his leadership, Columbia stands again at the very top rank of great research universities, distinguished by comprehensive academic excellence, historic institutional development, an innovative and sustainable approach to global engagement, and unprecedented levels of alumni involvement and financial stability.
John H. Coatsworth, Provost
John H. Coatsworth
Provost
A leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history, Coatsworth was appointed provost in February 2012. As chief academic officer, the provost ensures that the University’s programs and faculty are of the highest quality, and directs the development and implementation of academic policies. Coatsworth also oversees Human Resources. Previously, Coatsworth was dean of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and founding director of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. He is also the former president of the American Historical Association and Latin American Studies Association.
David Madigan, Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences, Columbia University
David Madigan
Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences
David Madigan is a professor of statistics at Columbia University and former chair of the Department of Statistics. He also serves as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Before coming to Columbia in 2007, Professor Madigan was dean of physical and mathematical sciences at Rutgers University. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Lee Goldman, Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine
Lee Goldman
Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine
The Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center comprise four schools: the College of Physicians and Surgeons, of which Dr. Goldman serves as dean; the Mailman School of Public Health; the College of Dental Medicine; and the School of Nursing. The more than 2,000 full-time faculty of the schools teach some 3,300 students and receive about $630 million each year in research funding from government and foundations.
G. Michael Purdy, Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia University
G. Michael Purdy
Executive Vice President for Research
Michael Purdy, executive vice president for research, has overall responsibility for the University's research enterprise. He was appointed to this position in February 2011 after serving for 10 years as the director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the leading research unit of Columbia's Earth Institute. Prior to joining Columbia, he was director of the Division of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation, and prior to that, chair of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.
Maxine Griffith, Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs
Maxine Griffith
Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs
Maxine Griffith is the executive vice president for Government and Community Affairs at Columbia University and special advisor for campus planning. Reporting to President Lee C. Bollinger, Ms. Griffith is responsible for the oversight and coordination of Columbia's collaborations with government at the local, state and federal levels, as well as the strengthening of Columbia's many partnerships with local organizations. In addition, she is a senior member of the team planning for the University’s proposed campus expansion.
Jane Booth, General Counsel, Columbia University
Jane Booth
General Counsel
Jane E. Booth, who joined the Office of the General Counsel in 2002, represents the University in regulatory matters. Her expertise extends to research integrity, health care compliance, HIPAA, the False Claims Act, and environmental and safety issues. Before coming to Columbia, Ms. Booth was chief of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorneys' Office and served as a member of Att. Gen. Janet Reno's health care advisory council.
David M. Stone, Executive Vice President for Communications, Columbia University (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
David M. Stone
Executive Vice President for Communications
David M. Stone was appointed executive vice president for communications in March 2006. His experience spans a wide range of professional realms. Over the past two decades, he has served in state and federal government, and worked as a lawyer, public affairs television producer, writer and strategic communications consultant for a variety of media, education, government and mission-driven organizations.
Jerome Davis, Secretary of the University, Columbia University (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
Jerome Davis
Secretary of the University
Jerome Davis, secretary of the University, serves as the liason between the senior administration and the Trustees. He prepares the agenda for the Trustees' meetings and maintains the University Statutes. In addition, he oversees the process for selecting honorary degree recipients and the winners of the University Medal of Excellence. The secretary also undertakes special projects on behalf of the president and the Trustees.
David Greenberg, Executive Vice President for Facilities and Operations
David Greenberg
Executive Vice President for Univeresity Facilities and Operations
David Greenberg is the executive vice president for University Facilities and Operations, responsible for new building design and construction, public safety, campus services for students, building and grounds maintenance, oversight of Manhattanville construction and the University's residential portfolio. Prior to joining Facilities and Operations, Greenberg served as the first executive director of Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, where he continues to provide strategic and operational oversight. Greenberg has worked at the University since 2006 and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester; a master's of public administration from Syracuse University; and a master's of Construction Administration from Columbia.
Anne Sullivan, Executive Vice President for Finance (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
Anne Sullivan
Executive Vice President of Finance and Information Technology
Anne Sullivan is Columbia University’s executive vice president for finance and information technology. In this role, she oversees Columbia’s operating and capital budget, the Controller’s Office operations, Student Financial Services, the Registrar's Office, Treasury operations, procurement and internal audit activities at the University, and Columbia University Information Technology. Ms. Sullivan joined Columbia in 2007 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as senior associate dean for finance and administration.
Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
Safwan M. Masri
Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development
Professor Masri is responsible for the development of an expanding network of Columbia Global Centers. As an ambassador for Columbia, he cultivates relationships with Columbia alumni and with international leaders, essential to the continued development of a global Columbia. He joined the faculty of Columbia Business School in 1988 where he also served as vice dean. He has taught at INSEAD and Stanford; and is founding chairman emeritus of King’s Academy and of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy. His scholarly pursuits focus on education reform in the Middle East.
Amelia Alverson, Executive Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations, Columbia Unversity
Amelia Alverson
Executive Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations
Amelia Alverson is executive vice president for University Development and Alumni Relations, leading Columbia's fundraising efforts and outreach to alumni worldwide. Prior to 2014, she served as senior vice president for development at Columbia University Medical Center. Before joining Columbia in 2009, Alverson was vice president for development at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. she has more than 25 years of development experience in academic medicine, including leadership roles at Stanford Medical center, the Feinberg School fo Medicine at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois.
Susan K. Feagin, Special Advisor to the President, Columbia University
Susan K. Feagin
Special Advisor to the President
Susan K. Feagin (GS'74) was appointed special advisor to President Lee C. Bollinger in January 2011 after serving as executive vice president for University Development and Alumni Relations from 2002 to 2010. Feagin has spent more than 35 years in development and alumni relations at Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of Michigan, and held leadership roles in three major University development campaigns. In 2011, she received an Alumni Medal in recognition of her outstanding service to Columbia and contributions to the University community.
Suzanne B. Goldberg, Executive Vice President for University Life, Columbia University
Suzanne B. Goldberg
Executive Vice President for University Life
Suzanne B. Goldberg, the Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law, was appointed to the new position of executive vice president for university life in January 2015. Goldberg is also director of Columbia Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. Professor Goldberg is a nationally recognized expert on gender and sexuality law and a leading advocate for the rights of LGBT individuals. Goldberg completed her J.D. at Harvard Law School after receiving a B.A. from Brown University.
Peter E. Pilling, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, Columbia University (Image Credit: Columbia University/Eileen Barroso)
Peter E. Pilling
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education
Peter E. Pilling was appointed director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education in February 2015. Prior to joining Columbia Athlectis, Pilling served as senior associate athletic director at several of the most respected college sports programs in the country, including Villanova and Brigham Young universities. As a vice president at IMG College, the nation’s largest collegiate sports management company, Pilling has extensive experience serving athletics departments of Division I schools including Texas Christian University, Baylor University and the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Joan Waters, Ombuds Officer, Columbia Unversity
Joan Waters
Ombuds Officer
Joan C. Waters is the University’s Ombuds Officer, responsible for offering independent, impartial, and confidential services for the entire Columbia community of students, faculty, and staff on all campuses. Appointed in 2014, Ms. Waters and her staff provide a place for individuals across the University to discuss workplace complaints and other campus problems. Ms. Waters brings to Columbia her extensive professional experience as an Associate General Counsel at The City University of New York, a two-term elected justice in the New York State court system, an attorney in private practice, and a trained mediator and collaborative law practitioner.
Susan Glancy, Chief of Staff, Office of President, Columbia University
Susan Glancy
Chief of Staff, Office of the President
Susan Glancy joined the Office of the President as chief of staff in 2006. She is responsible for providing administrative and strategic support to President Bollinger and his senior staff for University initiatives as well as day-to-day operations. Previously, she was executive director for special projects for Columbia University Human Resources and director of human resources for Columbia Business School.
Orin Herskowitz, Vice President of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer, Columbia University
Orin Herskowitz
Vice President of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer
In addition to his role as Vice President, Orin Herskowitz serves as Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures, which manages more than 350 invention disclosures emerging from Columbia’s research labs each year, leading to over 100 license deals and over 20 new start-ups annually. Mr. Herskowitz has served on boards or as the Principle Investigator for several innovation and entrepreneurship-focused initiatives, including the NYC Media Lab, PowerBridgeNY, and the Columbia Coulter Translational Partnership. Prior to joining Columbia, he spent seven years with the Boston Consulting Group's New York office.